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Boletus calopus

Boletus calopus
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Copyright: Christian POURRE (TAZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-08
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ20, Leica 36-432mm
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/20 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mushrooms [Chapter 2] [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-09-10 1:02
Viewed: 3953
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
English name : Bitter Beech Bolete – Scientific name : Boletus calopus – Family : Boletaceae.
Description : Boletus calopus is a large bitter tasting bolete but not toxique.
Cap 5–15cm, smoke-grey or flushed olivaceous, slightly downy at first then smooth, sometimes slightly cracked or scaly at centre with age.
Stem 70–90 x 35–45mm, robust, lemon-yellow at apex, elsewhere red although frequently brown at base, covered with a white or straw-coloured network.
Flesh pale straw-coloured to pale lemon-yellow becoming whitish immediately on cutting then flushed blue especially in stem apex and over the tubes, sometimes patchily red at base of stem. Taste bitter, smell strong.
Tubes dirty sulphur-yellow, bruising bluish-green. Pores similarly coloured, also bruising bluish-green. Spore print olivaceous snuff-brown. Spores subfusiform, 12–16 x 4.5–5.5µ.
Habitat in mixed woodland, particularly with beech or oak. Season late summer to autumn. Distribution, America and Europe.
Photo : Resized and framed in 800x600 for TN. Camera FZ20 - Focal 36mm - Macro mode - Iso 200 - Aperture f2.8 – Speed 1/20 - No flash – Handheld – Stabilizer on.

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-09-10 4:08]

HI Christian,
Nice shot of this interesting fungi.
Crisp focus.
I like the patterns on the stalk of the fungi.

Ha ! Le temps des champignons arrive à grand pas dans nos forêts.
Une très belle photo, très bonne PDC et les couleurs sont belles.

Hello Christian! Excellent capture. Very well composed closeup. Very good light, colors, exposure and textures seen. I like it, Well done!

Hi Christian.
Very nice photo of this beautiful fungi.
Here in Greece we have not any fungi yet, we waiting some rain first.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-09-10 10:02]

Bonjour Christian, beau champignon mais trés amer !! Joli relief du chapeau et belles couleurs. Bon weekend, Didier.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-09-10 12:02]

he is nice Christian,
great composition, nice in pov fantastic colours, well framed and good note,
good job,
gr. Jaap

Yes, it´s fungi time. - Excellent shot Christian, great lighting, details and sharpness, nice bg and contrast. Very well done, thanks for sharing.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-09-10 19:12]

Hi Christian,

Beautiful capture showing fine details and color. Excellent composition.


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-09-11 1:44]

Hi Christian!
Excellent close up...Details,DOF and sharpness are wonderful...TFS

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-09-13 7:26]

Bon matin Christian,
Merci de partager cette photographie, j'aime bien les bolets :-)
Couleur,lumière, mise au point et arrière-plan superbe.


Excellent POV and DOF. Great exposure and composition. Nice warm tones. Good use of natural light.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-09-13 11:46]

Christian, as always, sharpness is a winner.

Besides, great pov and composition. I like colors too.


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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2005-09-14 4:14]

Hello Christian!
Perfect capture.I liked DOF,details,POV and composition very much.Thanks for posting.

Hello Christian!
Wonderful close up.DOF,3D effect,lighting,POV and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-09-16 21:03]

Beau travail, Christian. Image et note. Merci.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-10-14 16:18]

Hi Christian.
Piêkny okaz bardzo poprawnie sfotografowany.
Idealna ekspozycja. Super !!!

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